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  • Film Review: 'Levitated Mass'

    Skillfully structured and highly entertaining, Doug Pray's docu chronicles the saga of Michael Heizer's monumental sculpture "Levitated Mass" from its conceptual inception in 1968 to the installation of a 340-ton boulder at the Los Angeles County Museum...
  • Review: 'The Big New Yorker Book of Cats' with foreword by Anthony Lane

    Review: 'The Big New Yorker Book of Cats' with foreword by Anthony Lane
    V.S. Naipaul, who wrote one of my two favorite novels, "A House for Mr. Biswas," is not exactly known for his winning personality — even many of his admirers find him arrogant, vicious, racist and misogynist. But a beautiful interview with him in...
  • Don't mess with Columbia [Letter]

    Don't mess with Columbia [Letter]
    If there's one place which has absolutely no right to judge others, it is Baltimore City ("Columbia drab? Duh," Dec. 16). And I say that kindly — and lovingly. I grew up in Baltimore, and I'm the first to defend it. Who better than a former...
  • The Seven Most Tiresome Media Trends of 2013

    In preparing to ring in the new year, let's bid a not-so-fond farewell to seven media trends that remained inordinately prominent - and especially tiresome - during 2013. Granted, this farewell is, at best, temporary. Media folk are, after all, creatures...
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' proves its staying power

    'Beauty and the Beast' proves its staying power
    Twenty years ago, an experimental show by a team with minimal Broadway experience made the trek to New York after a trial run in Houston. Pundits expressed doubt about whether the risk would pay off, and when the show finally opened, it got a drubbing...
  • Elaine Stritch is too talented, even (especially) if she says so

    "There's no one who's more romantic than a cynic," said the late, great, writer-moviemaker Nora Ephron. When a novel titled "What Nora Knew" uses this quote to open a new so-titled novel, I confess I bridled a little bit. (I guess I was foolishly...
  • Skyscraper envy

     Skyscraper envy
    One World Trade Center in New York has been officially named the tallest building in the U.S., snagging the title from its rival, the Willis Tower in Chicago. So declared the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat this week. Technically, the roof...
  • What makes a skyscraper the tallest? A ruling is coming

    NEW YORK — It was all so simple for King Kong, the giant ape who fled his captors by clambering to the top of the Empire State Building. Back then, there was no question the Manhattan icon was America's tallest skyscraper. But that was before...
  • Review: 'Finding Mr. Right' a quest worth taking

    As a cinematic lodestar, "An Affair to Remember" is to "Sleepless in Seattle" as "Sleepless in Seattle" is to "Finding Mr. Right," a runaway smash at the Chinese box office this past spring. Lovers unite, or are meant to unite, atop the Empire State...
  • 'Diana' the movie: Not bad, but not that good either

    "YOU KNOW, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gives of herself. But they are not saints," said actor Edward James Olmos. Well, during no point in Hillary Clinton's lifetime has she ever been considered a saint. Princess Diana, however, even...
  • 'About Time' and the Pleasures of the Time-Travel Romance

    "About Time," Richard Curtis' third and final film as a director, is -- wait a second. Today's theme being time travel, let's suspend that thought and return to the not-terribly-distant past -- specifically, to the fall of 1980, when Universal (the...